I remember another birthday where I felt full of frustration. The day had been a boring one; no breakfast in bed, friends, or party plans and THEN my mom made me go take a nap. What!? Crazy. I wasn't a baby or even a toddler anymore. I wish she'd have thought of some other method of distraction but no, off to my room I was sent. After a couple of hours I was summoned back down where a surprise party had been arranged. It was fun and I knew that was why I had been sent to bed so party preparations could be made; it was just so unfair to take a nap on what, for kids, is right next to Christmas in celebrations.
Now I'd pay money to have a good nap on my birthday, to be sent to my room for quiet time. And luckily on my day I did get about 2 hours to just read in the sunshine on my patio. I also had breakfast in bed, an hour of fun at our local pool, and a lovely dinner out with teenage boy/college son/making his own way young man, Groovy Girl, and handsome husband. After dinner older brother took Groovy Girl home so we could walk down the street for a cocktail with friends. It was a beautiful day and I didn't mind turning another year older because I think this year could be the best year ever. Really. Lots to look forward to and many things to accomplish. All I have to do is do it. So cheers to a new year to check things off my list.